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"Chapter One: The Justice League Is Dead": Following the apparent death of the Justice League, the world's minor to mid-level supervillains and doomsday cults are all launching attacks at once, but the major threats have stayed strangely quiet. Hal Jordan returns from space and asks what has hap

Quote1 Once the skies turn red, we will be brought to Earth-Zero... and I will use the deaths of the Justice League to destroy the Multiverse! Quote2
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Dark Crisis #1 is an issue of the series Dark Crisis (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 2022. It was published on June 7, 2022.

Synopsis for "Chapter One: The Justice League Is Dead"

Following the apparent death of the Justice League, the world's minor to mid-level supervillains and doomsday cults are all launching attacks at once, but the major threats have stayed strangely quiet. Hal Jordan returns from space and asks what has happened to the Justice League. Jon Kent and Wally West take him to Black Adam, who tells the story of their confrontation with the Dark Army, but Hal is obviously skeptical of the former supervillain. He tells Wally to search for Barry and the missing Justice League, while he will determine if the Great Darkness is still active somewhere. With the two senior heroes occupied elsewhere, Jon decides to found a new Justice League. The new Batman and Wonder Girl reject him, but he pulls together a lineup of misfits. Jon unveils his ad-hoc League and asks Black Adam to join them but Adam resigns and returns to Khandaq. Before he leave he tells Jon that they are unfit for the challenge they're facing. Meanwhile, Deathstroke leads the Secret Society of Supervillains in an all-out assault on Titans Academy.

In Multiverse-2 Pariah, now wearing armour like the Anti-Monitor's, watches them and talks to the Great Darkness. It is revealed the Justice League are alive and Pariah is planning to invade Earth 0 and destroy the Multiverse from there.

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  • This issue takes place a few days after the events of Justice League (Volume 4) #75.
  • A second printing of this issue on August 30, 2022 had the updated full title of the series: Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths.
  • It is implied that Pariah didn't murder the Justice League but only trapped them in pocket dimensions, like he previously did with Barry Allen in Infinite Frontier #6.
  • Although it isn't shown in any comic, before the events of this issue, Cyborg and Changeling were eventually separated despite having been merged in a single being in Teen Titans Academy #9 as well as visually separated by Raven's magic in Teen Titans Academy #12.
  • Jessica Cruz is shown to be once again a Green Lantern despite having previously become a member of the Sinestro Corps.[1].

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